The federal government on Thursday disclosed the acquisition of 55,000 hectares of land from 11 states of the federation.
The acquired land is to be set aside and used for the development of pasture and paddocks grazing reserve in the country.
This was disclosed in Abuja by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, while giving a report on the milestones reached in the sector in commemoration of the 2017 World Food Day.
He said exotic grass seedlings have already been procured as the government aims to enhance paddock fodder package and increase domestic beef and milk output.
In addition to these, the pastures would assure of a steady supply of hides and skins which would be collected by already trained butchers and skin collectors.
In the area of crop production, the minister said the federal government has facilitated the construction and completion of 33 silo complexes with a capacity of 1,360,000 tonnes.